Ademar Rifaela named Carolina League’s MVP

The A Advanced Carolina League announced yesterday that Curaçao native Ademar Rifaela has been named MVP of 2017. But it wasn't the only way Rifaela was laureled. He was also added to the Carolina League Postseason All-Star Team, together with another player from the Dutch Caribbean (the island of Aruba in this case), Sicnarf Loopstok. In …

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Four Dutchies invited for MiLB All-Star Games

Several players from the Dutch Kingdom are playing such good seasons, they have received an invitation for the various minor league All-Star Games.  Gianfranco Wawoe, Sicnarf Loopstok, Darren Seferina and Carter Kieboom are the ones who received invitations. Three of the four players will appear in A-Advanced All-Star Games: Darren Seferina, Sicnarf Loopstok and Gianfranco …

Dutchies around the world, part 8

After some absence here is part eight of Dutchies around the World. This time we are paying attention to Didi Gregorius, Ozzie Albies, Jiandido Tromp, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela and Mike Bolsenbroek. Didi Gregorius Didi is having a fantastic season so far. He is hitting well above .300 and has committed only one error so …

Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low …

Dutchies around the world

Another overview of the performances of players from Aruba, Curacao and the Netherlands in the various baseball leagues on this planet. This time WITH Andrelton Simmons and with some nice performance of Carter Kieboom. Andrelton Simmons is having a good start of the 2017 season. The shortstop of the Anaheim Angels is hitting a solid .391. In …

Indians add Sicnarf Loopstok to ST roster

Another Dutchie has been added to an MLB spring training roster. The Cleveland Indians have added Aruban minor league catcher Sicnarf Loopstok to their spring training roster. Sicnarf is an anagram of Francis.  Yesterday, the Indians announced through their transaction page, that Sicnarf was added to their roster. The 23-year old Western Oklahoma State College alumn is …

Dutchies in the minor league play offs

In the mean time the minor league play offs are on their way. In many leagues, the championship series are about to start or have started already. AAA Shawn Zarraga and the Oklahoma City Dodgers have made it to the championship series of the Pacific Coast League. The team beat the Nashville Sounds in five games. …

Dutchies in the Minor League play offs

For most of the Minor Leagues, the regular season is over and are the clubs shifting to play off mode. Only the Pioneer League is still in its regular season, which will end coming Thursday. This year there are several Dutchies whose teams have reached the play offs. Let's start with AAA level. Aruban catcher …

Dutchies in the minors. Where will they start?

By far not every minor league roster has been revealed but on several websites of minor league clubs you can see the name of players that has been placed their by the Major League parent club. Here is provisional overview. Not everything is clear yet, so updates will follow. Chadwick Tromp: The 21-year old Aruban catcher …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Philadelphia Phillies

Unfortunately another short episode of "Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization". This time the: Number of Dutchies: 1 Jiandido Tromp: Jiandido made his first steps in professional baseball in 2012, after the Phillies signed him in 2011. In 2012 Jiandido debuted in the Phillies organization with the GCL Phillies on June 18. About two …

Dutchies on play off course?

After the post about the Montgomery Biscuits being on play off course, I wondered if any of the Dutchies playing in US baseball is on play off course as well. I will only write about the teams in contention. A team like Roger Bernadina's Albuquerque Isotopes is going nowhere this season, so it doesn't really …

Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization: Cleveland Indians

In the series “Summing up the Dutchies per MLB organization” it is time to pay attention to the:      Number of Dutchies: 1 This will be one of the shortest episodes in this series. The only Dutchie who is playing with the Cleveland Indians is Sicnarf Loopstok: Sicnarf signed a contract with the Cleveland …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, May 11

AAA The Albuquerque Isotopes fell 4-5 to the Sacramento RiverCats. Batting leadoff, Roger Bernadina went 0 for 4 with three strikouts. He also drew a walk. Matt den Dekker also hit leadoff in the Syracuse Chiefs' 5-2 win over the Gwinnett Braves. The right fielder went 3 for 5 with a double, a strikout and …

Dutchies in Minor League Baseball, Saturday April 18

AAA For the first time this season, Roger Bernadina reached .200 for a batting average. In yesterday's game he went 2 for 5 with a double, a walk, two strikeouts and two runs scored. The Isotopes won the game in Reno 9-4. AA In the Texas League the Frisco RoughRIders fell to the Arkansas Travelers …

Dutchies in the Minor Leagues, Saturday April 11

Several Dutches played again yesterday. Here is an overview of those who saw action. AAA Roger Bernadina is still without a basehit. Yesterday he got a pinch hit appearance in the Isotopes 7-3 loss vs the Aces. Roger grounded out in a kind of curious play: 3-4-3-4. AA The Bowie BaySox won a close one …

Dutchies in Minor League Baseball, Friday April 10

AAA The Albuquerque Isotopes tied the series by beating the Reno Aces 2-1 but Roger Bernadina didn't get a basehit for the second consecutive game. He went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts and a walk. AA Randolph Oduber went 1 for 2 with a lead off bunt in the bottom of the second and …